Bristol Police: DUI, dirt bikes, dumping trash and disorderly conduct

Posted 7/23/21

Bristol police officers made two arrests from July 12 to 19, including one for driving under the influence and another for a public display of disorderly conduct. Following are excerpts from the …

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Bristol Police: DUI, dirt bikes, dumping trash and disorderly conduct

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Bristol police officers made two arrests from July 12 to 19, including one for driving under the influence and another for a public display of disorderly conduct. Following are excerpts from the Bristol Police incident log.

Monday, July 12

A sick raccoon was reported at the Bristol Animal Shelter on Minturn Farm Road at 9:30 a.m.

Police responded to a customer at a Thames Street restaurant at 2:55 p.m. after a dispute over the bill. The report indicates it was a misunderstanding and the matter was resolved.

A resident on Harrison Street called police at 7:36 p.m. to report a chipmunk was found in their bathroom. Reports indicate the animal was caught and released without incident.

A male suspect with long hair wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark pants was reported to be walking down Siegel Street trying to open car doors at 11:18 p.m.

Tuesday, July 13

An injured bird was reported at 12:54 p.m. at Town Beach on Asylum Road.

A husband and wife were reported to be fighting in the lobby of the police department headquarters on Metacom Avenue at 8:54 p.m. The husband reported that his wife was “following him around.”

Wednesday, July 14

Police reported a small fire at 1:53 a.m. at the Rivers & Rhodes restaurant on Thames Street after smoke was seen coming from the roof and a vent on the property. Fire personnel were able to successfully knock down the fire without further incident.

An injured rabbit was reported at a Robin Drive residence at 6:47 a.m.

An individual was served a no-trespass order from a residence on Hopeworth Avenue after they were reported for a road rage incident where they followed another driver home at 8:35 a.m.

Peter Koger, 51, of Swansea, Mass. was charged with one count of disorderly conduct after a caller reported that he made threats to shoot at pedestrians in the area of Hope and court Streets at 11:05 a.m.

Thursday, July 15

A vehicle was reported to be driving recklessly and speeding in the area of Rockwell School on Hope Street at 3:05 p.m. Police were unable to locate the driver.

A dirt bike was reported to be driving recklessly and speeding on Thames and Bradford streets at 4:04 p.m., but was gone when police arrived.

A male was reported to have yelled obscenities at a female pedestrian walking near Hope and Constitution streets at 6:09 p.m.

A resident from Fatima Drive reported at 9:37 p.m. that their mother had not been heard from after going paddle boarding earlier in the day. Police discovered her phone had simply been dropped into the bay.

Friday, July 16

A fireworks complaint was placed on Easterbrooks Avenue at 2:22 a.m.

A caller on Dawn Hill Road reported at 6:32 a.m. that her ex-boyfriend has possession of her vehicle plates and is refusing to relinquish them to her.

At 6:50 a.m. police investigated a report of two vehicles in the area of Coggeshall Avenue and Narrows Road that have been immobile on four flat tires for over a month.

A caller reported at 7:28 a.m. that a neighbor on Third Street had been dumping trash in recycling bins.

Vandalism was reported at multiple properties on Goulart Avenue at 9:34 a.m.

A large party with loud music was reported at 8:30 p.m. on Woodlawn Avenue.

Saturday, July 17

A stop sign was reported to be missing at Woodlawn and Dewolf avenues. A work order was placed for DPW to replace the sign. Another sign was reported missing at State and High streets, where a temporary stop sign was erected.

A person reported as being suspicious at 4:34 p.m. on Metacom Avenue was found by police to simply be waiting to pick his dog up from the groomer.

Sunday, July 18

A caller from Epilogues home good store on Hope Street made a report to police at 2:04 p.m. regarding the theft of a bird bath topper.

A caller reported to police at 5:17 p.m. that a bird had been in front of their business on Thames Street “for the past four hours.” Police indicated that the bird was not located on their roof and was not an issue.

Police responded to a call of suspicious activity on Wilcox Street at 9:53 p.m. regarding a juvenile walking through yards with a flashlight. The individual had been looking for their lost chihuahua, which was not located as of the report.

Monday, July 19

Chandler Hearn, 42, of Warren, was charged with driving under the influence (1st offense) and refusing to submit to a chemical test after being stopped on the Mt. Hope Bridge at 12:59 a.m.

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